We're Measuring The Wrong Things

Matthew Bishop (The Economist)
Location: Westside Ballroom

Are 80 year old measures of the economy still useful, and can the age of big data offer us better indicators against which to benchmark economic performance?

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Matthew Bishop

The Economist

Matthew Bishop is the U.S. business editor and New York bureau chief of The Economist. His new book, “The Road from Ruin: How to Renew Capitalism and Put America Back on Top”, with Michael Green, was published by Crown in February 2010. “Philanthrocapitalism”, his previous book (also with Mr Green) was on the global revolution under way in philanthropy. Mr Bishop is also the author of “Essential Economics”, The Economist’s official layperson’s guide to economics. Mr Bishop is the author of several of The Economist’s special report supplements, most recently “A Bigger World”, which examines the opportunities and challenges accompanying the rise of emerging economies and firms. Before joining The Economist, Mr Bishop was on the faculty of London Business School.


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